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Thursday, January 14, 2016 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five Quilts of Valor to Carlisle Veterans 2 Adeline Rhoten my George Gooch Allen Bruce Four Carlisle World War II veterans received Quilts of Valor in Decem- ber 2015 from members of the Warren County Piecemakers Quilt Guild and volunteers for the Quilts of Valor Founda- tion. A presentation cer- emony was held Decem- ber 14, 2015 at the Carlisle American Legion Post 319. Marvin Grace, Adjutant from Post 319, had previ- ously expressed to the vet- erans that they had an- swered the Nation's call to service, whether it was in harm's way, supporting those in harm's way or helping to restore stability after hostile action. The quilts were awarded to honor andtthank those who answered the call to service. The recipients were told on the back of each quilt is a label that denotes it as an official "Quilt of Valor". The label includes the veteran's name, date it was awarded and a dedication which reads "In grateful appreciation of your World War II service to the United States of America. Thank you." Surrounded by fellow veterans, family and friends, quilts were awarded to Allen Bruce and Glenn L Meacham. Allen Bruce served in the Army from 1944-1946. He stated he was on a troop ship headed to Japan wheni:the atomic bomb was dropped. He became part of the occupation of Japan to provide stability following the war. Glenn Meacham served six months in Ma- nila, Philippines in Medi- cal Supply, 4th General Hospital. He also served as a supply Sargeant in Seoul, Korea, 85th Signal, line supply. Two veterans were not able to attend the cer- emony at the Post. On De- Cember 19, 2015, George Gooch, surrounded by his family, was awarded his Quilt of Valor. George served for four years in the Army during World War II. He served in both the Philippines and Ja- pan. Adeline Rhoten served in the Navy from 1943- 1944. After training at Milledgeville, Georgia, she was stationed at the US Navy Blimp Base in Santa Anna, CA. She worked on payroll and allotments. Adeline was awarded her Quilt of Valor at her home on De- cember 22, 2015 with many of her family in at- tendance. Seven Quilts of Valor were awarded in Septem- ber 2015 to World War II veterans in the Martensdale/St. Mary's area. Other veterans in Warren County were pre- viously awarded and more quilts continue to be made. Plans are under way to honor additional WWII veterans in the Norwalk area this spring. Quilts of Valor Founda- tion is an international 5013 organization whose volunteers make quilts to honor, comfort and thank those touched by war. To date, more than 131,000 Quilts of Valor have been Glenn L. Meacham. Photos submitted. awarded to veterans. Addi- tional information about this group and volunteer- ing opportunities can be found at www.qovf.org. Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though check- ered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer they live in the much because BLACK GOLD REALTY gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt OFFICIAL PUBLICATION City of NonNalk ORDINANCE NO. 16-01 AMENDING THE FOLLOWING SECTION OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE RE- LATED TO GARAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR MULTI- FAMILY DWELLING - APARTMENTS. Passed by City Council on January 7 2016. Additional information and a full copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211; 515/981-0228 or on line at http:// www.norwalk.iowa.gov/You rGovern ment.aspx Price Reduced to $90,000 Approximately 1,284 sq. ft. Lot-. 90' x 142'; 12,780 sq. ft. Larry Hughes 515-681-6310 B'EMC. Insuran Q panies COMMITTED TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR COMMUNITY. Home Office: Des Ivloines, IA C~,.,,, www.erncinsurarw.e.com -- BAMBINO'S RESTAURANT "-" 2025 Grand Ave., West Des Moines 1995-2015 COME CELEBRATE WITH US. Tues: Discounted homemade fried chicken Wed: Half-off pizza Thurs: All-you-can-eat spaghetti, no cork fee Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to dose; SaL, 4 p.m. to dose 225-4842